Seashells from 1811 that look just like the ones on the beach, taken from George Brown’s “The Elements of Conchology, or, Natural History of Shells” which was published in London in 1816. All the plates being signed by George Brown and Robert Scott.

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“Univalve.” Plate 9, page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofconcho01brow/page/n7/mode/2up
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“Parts of shells,Multivalve and bivalve.’ Plate 1, page 186. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofconcho01brow/page/n186/mode/1up
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“Parts of shells, bivalve and univalve. Plate 2, page 188. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofconcho01brow/page/n188/mode/1up
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“Parts of shells, univalve.” Plate 3, page 191. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. Fair use licence. via https://archive.org/details/elementsofconcho01brow/page/n190/mode/1up

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